When the Meadowlark Sings When the Meadowlark Sings

When the Meadowlark Sings

A Montana Memoir

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Publisher Description

Born in 1918 in Fort Benton, Montana, Nedra Sterry has crafted a powerful memoir of life on the Montana prairies and a childhood defined in equal measure by poverty and grace, hard work and family ties. The daughter of hailed-out homesteaders, Sterry grew up in a succession of very remote one-room schoolhouses in northern and central Montana, where her mother, a teacher, eked out a living.

Sterry married a wheat farmer and raised five children of her own on the Montana Hi-Line, and she learned young to take pleasure where she found it: in porcupine hunts, Saturday night dances, well-told stories, and the meadowlark's song. Clear-eyed and decidedly unsentimental, Sterry traces her family through the homesteading boom, the Great Depression, World War II, and the postwar advancements brought by rural electrification. In doing so, she offers remarkable insight -- and a woman's perspective -- on family, work, and life in 20th century Montana.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2003
December 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
1
Page
PUBLISHER
Globe Pequot
SELLER
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
SIZE
550.1
KB